Ride The Tide Surf School
Surfing & Windsurfing
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8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Ride The Tide Surf School Barbados is conveniently located at Freight’s Bay. Freight's is the go to surf spot for all new, beginner & early intermediate surfers. Freight's is sandy under foot and has too many sea turtles. It's the only surf spot for fun, safe & effective surfing lessons. Surfing lessons begin everyday 0900, 1100 & 1300. You can surf all day at Ride The Tide Surf School. Free all-day surfboard rental is available to every surf lesson surfer so you can surf solo after your lesson. Our surfboard rental quiver has every size surfboard. Choose a surfboard to suit your style and conditions while enjoying the best hourly, daily and weekly rates in Barbados. We've plenty of free street parking at our place and you can secure all your belongings at our surf shop.
Enterprise, Barbados

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2022

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Angyeh
New York City, NY11 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Great surfs lessons and a good number of rental boards to choose from. We’re a family of out of practice intermediate surfers (my husband and I and my 9 YO son). We always book at least one surf session with an instructor when we’re at a new surf spot I’m not familiar with to get to know the lay of the land (or waves). Our instructor Zaire was great showing us where the sweet spots were to take a ride. We had such a great time we booked him 2 more times through out the trip. We could see that all the many other Surf The Tide Instructors were good as well and it was great to see that they worked together as a team.
Written April 24, 2022
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Thanks for the review and thanks for surfing with us. Z is a good guy to surf with, years ahead of the rest of the surf coaches in the surf business his age and most of those with years on him already. See you again soon.
Written May 9, 2022
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Margot Gordon
3 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
I am not quite a beginner but not really an intermediate. I had had a fair bit (over the past 5 years, about 30 or 40 days) of successful and unsuccessful surfing (mostly determined by the difficulty level of the surf) prior to arriving in Barbados. I booked the 3 pack group Lesson with 7 days of free board rental with Ride the Tide. Had my three lessons with Jay and enjoyed them so much that I booked two more. (A few of the group lessons ended up being privates - which is always nice, as I was out there getting one on one and lots of constructive advice - while I saw group lessons with 6 or 8 people and one instructor). Ride the Tide were very flexible about picking up and dropping off boards as long as you discussed it with them ahead of time. I was able to purchase a very nice long sleeve rash guard from them on day 1 at a super reasonable price. Boards were great, and they have lots that are especially well suited to the conditions at freights bay. They also kept my belongings safe while I was put on the water. Totally recommend this company! And will be back to surf with them again.
Also LOVED Freights BAy! Please surf carefully to avoid hitting turtles.
Written February 14, 2020
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Thanks so much for the review and thanks surfing with us. Your surf moves really developed. We will take good care of those sea turtles for you. See you again next time.
Written February 17, 2020
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crackerback2000
70 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
These guys are the real deal. We had 5 people taking a private lesson and they were helpful, patient and genuine to help us learn. Our kids said it was one of the best things we’ve ever done. You won’t regret using them.
Written January 8, 2020
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Thanks so much for surfing with us and thanks for the hot review. See you the next time you're back in town!
Written January 10, 2020
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Colby N
1 contribution
Mar 2022
Jay is an exceptional surf instructor, great with kids and adults alike. We have un forgettable experiences every time we have visited and booked lessons with him. highly recommend this as a "must-do" when visiting barbados
Written March 29, 2022
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Thanks for the review and thanks for surfing with us. See you again some time soon.
Written May 9, 2022
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uk_explorerLondon
London, UK278 contributions
Jan 2020
super-easy online booking of a specific board - booked night before arrived next day and all ready to roll. that's how easy rental it should be.
they were even kind enough to let me switch boards midday when the wave size dropped massively.
Written February 11, 2020
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Thanks so much for the review and thanks for surfing with us.
Written February 12, 2020
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netta7
Wash, DC191 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
We were visiting Barbados and our son wanted to rent a board after already having had lessons. He was still a beginner. Ride the Tide was perfect. They were right across the street from a great surf spot for beginners. He was able to rent a board and walk across the street. We had no trouble parking in the neighborhood even though the island was full since it was the week of Christmas and New Years.
Written January 8, 2020
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Thanks for surfing with us and thanks for the review! See you next time you're in town.
Written January 8, 2020
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Marek-and-Kate
Hopkinton, NH1 contribution
Jan 2022 • Couples
First time getting surfing lessons. RTT was recommended by our close friends and they were absolutely right. The service was phenomenal, surfing instructors very friendly and helpful. We got the 3 lessons and the package allowed us pick up boards each day for a week. Last day of it we were happy surfing dudes catching our own waves. We had such a good time! Thank you RTT!!
Written January 23, 2022
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Thanks so much for surfing with us and thanks for the kind review.
Written February 6, 2022
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Tbird Tran
2 contributions
Apr 2021 • Family
My kids loved their lesson with Jay at Ride the Tide because he is so fun, encouraging, and awesome. I loved their time with Jay because he’s super safe, supportive, and full of positive stoke. RTT provides excellent equipment, and encourages a perfect balance between having fun and challenging yourself. Whether it’s your first surf or one of many, Ride the Tide is sure make the session memorable!
Written April 13, 2021
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Thanks so much for the review and thanks for surfing with us.
Written April 14, 2021
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Ken S
2 contributions
Jan 2022
We've rented boards from RTTS on two separate visits to Barbados and found Jay and his team really helpful both times. While their set-up has grown since our last visit five years ago, they still have a great service culture - whether you're a newbie or an experienced surfer.
And if the board is not quite right for you, then Jay is always happy to let you swap and try out others to suit your ability better.
And, you'll always get a full-on and interesting conversation with Jay.
Ken and Jane from Wales
Written February 2, 2022
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Thanks so much for surfing with us and thanks for the kind review.
Written February 6, 2022
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Juan I
Toronto, Canada1 contribution
Jan 2020 • Family
A great company and very nice easy going guy's (Zac, Jay & Ezra). We had a private class with 2 adults and 4 kids. Our instructor's Zac, Jay & Ezra were excellent. This guy's had a great personality, the kids especially enjoyed. We spent a lot of time on water safety and practising the technique.The kids had an amazing time and got up on the board very quickly.

All the kids wanted for the rest of our vacation to do was to surf!

Written January 22, 2020
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Thanks so much for the review and mostly thanks for surfing with us. SO glad the kids had a good time. See you again soon then?
Written January 23, 2020
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